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David Vine is Professor of political anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. David's newest book, The United States of War: A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State, was just published by the University of California Press. The United States of War is the third in a trilogy of books about war and peace. The other books in the trilogy are Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (Metropolitan/Henry Holt, 2015) and Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton University Press, 2009). As part of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists, David has helped compile and write Militarization: A Reader (Duke University Press, 2019) and The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual or, Notes on Demilitarizing American Society, (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2009). David's other writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.
Our next book club meeting will take place on February 9th. It will once again be hosted by Fiori Sara Berhane. We will (Zoom) meet on February 9th (@ 7 pm EST) and will be reading Shapeshifters by Aimee Meredith Cox.